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  • Weijun Qian

    Qian Awarded $1.8M for Diabetes Research

    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) awarded PNNL bioanalytical chemist Wei-Jun Qian a $1.8M grant for Type I diabetes research. Qian will use the funds over three years to develop proteomic signatures that can predict the progression of the disease in patients.

  • Jansson & Bailey

    Bailey & Jansson Quoted in PNAS Article

    Vanessa Bailey and Janet Jansson, prominent microbiologists at PNNL, were quoted extensively this week in "Crucial role of belowground biodiversity," a John Carey feature story in the July 12 issue of the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

  • Jansson & Bailey

    Soil Scientist Taniya RoyChowdhury to Speak at EcoSummit 2016

    PNNL soil scientist Taniya RoyChowdhury will share her expertise at EcoSummit 2016 in Montpellier, France next month. Her talk, "Role of the soil microbiome in wetland coupled carbon biogeochemistry: A multi-omics approach," will address the importance of using a suite of omics approaches to understand the relationship between microbiomesand biogeochemical processes.

  • Janet Jansson

    Janet Jansson Among Nine Authors of Nature Review Article

    Renowned veteran microbiologist Janet K. Jansson, Chief Scientist of Biological Sciences at PNNL, was among nine authors of a review article in Nature published online July 6.

  • Brian Thrall

    Thrall to serve one-year term on ORISE’s Distinguished Scientists Advisory Board

    Brian Thrall, manager of the Health Impacts and Exposure Science group, will serve a one-year term on the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Distinguished Scientists Advisory Board (DSAB). ORISE's Chief Research Operator, Dr. Eric W. Abelquist, invited Thrall as a founding member because of his recognized expertise in biology, pharmacology, and nanotoxicology.

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Scientists within the Biological Sciences Division perform biological systems science research and develop technologies focused on how cells, cell communities, and organisms sense and respond to their environment. Our vision is to measure, predict, design, and control multi-cellular biological systems and bio-inspired solutions for energy, environment, and health.

Our investigator-initiated and multi-institutional collaborative research, unique scientific instrumentation, and national program leadership translate the latest scientific discoveries into technologies that are beneficial to the nation.

Our research has applications to energy, environment, and human health missions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other federal agencies.

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